An innovative approach to

treating MSK
conditions

Why
AposTherapy®?

Developed by orthopedic and sports medicine specialists, AposTherapy® offers a new approach for the treatment and management of MSK conditions. AposTherapy® treats knee osteoarthritis and other musculoskeletal pathologies by readjusting the pressure on the joints of the lower extremities, pelvis and spine.

Using a foot-worn biomechanical device, this non-invasive, drug-free treatment program integrates with the patient’s regular routine and requires only one hour of daily use. 

The patient is monitored throughout the course of their treatment program. As the patient’s gait improves, the device is adjusted to stimulate continued gait improvement and pain relief.

Why AposTherapy®?

Developed by orthopedic and sports medicine specialists, AposTherapy® offers a new approach for the treatment and management of MSK conditions. AposTherapy® treats knee osteoarthritis and other musculoskeletal pathologies by readjusting the pressure on the joints of the lower extremities, pelvis and spine.

Developed by orthopedic and sports medicine specialists, AposTherapy® offers a new approach for the treatment and management of MSK conditions. AposTherapy® treats knee osteoarthritis and other musculoskeletal pathologies by readjusting the pressure on the joints of the lower extremities, pelvis and spine.

Using a foot-worn biomechanical device, this non-invasive, drug-free treatment program integrates with the patient’s regular routine and requires only one hour of daily use. 

The patient is monitored throughout the course of their treatment program. As the patient’s gait improves, the device is adjusted to stimulate continued gait improvement and pain relief.

How
AposTherapy®
is different

AposTherapy® doesn’t just relieve pain in the legs & lower back, it addresses the cause of the pain and its symptoms. Compared with other options—such as painkillers, injections, surgery and other biomechanical treatments, it is easy to appreciate the unique benefits and value of AposTherapy®.

Backed by extensive clinical research

There is a growing body of evidence to support the use of AposTherapy® in managing a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Currently, there are over 50 peer-reviewed publications supporting the science behind AposTherapy® as well as the clinical effect of AposTherapy® in MSK conditions.

Results of clinical studies have shown statistically and clinically significant reduction in pain and improvement in function and quality of life following AposTherapy® as well as significant reduction in the use of pain medication.

 

Clinically proven
& FDA cleared

AposTherapy® is an FDA cleared medical device for treating knee osteoarthritis and qualifies for general wellness claims as a class one device for use with other musculoskeletal conditions of the knee, hip, ankle and lower back.
Clinical studies have demonstrated that AposTherapy® significantly relieves pain and improves function and quality of life.
AposTherapy®

How
AposTherapy®
works

AposTherapy® is a footworn device that addresses MSK conditions of the knees, hips, ankles and low back with its biomechanical technology through:
  • Biomechanics – reducing load on the painful areas and significantly reducing pain
  • Neuromuscular optimization – retraining the muscles, and ultimately correcting the abnormal walking patterns, even when not actively wearing the device
For many people who use it regularly, AposTherapy® is like a reset button for the body.

AposTherapy® harnesses biomechanics and neuromuscular training to enhance joint stability, muscle proprioception and gait patterns via an effortless, at-home, cost-effective treatment program.

The system is backed with extensive scientific and clinical evidence, showing significant improvement to patients’ pain and function levels by wearing the device for only 30 to 60 minutes daily.

AposTherapy® harnesses biomechanics and neuromuscular training to enhance joint stability, muscle proprioception and gait patterns via an effortless, at-home, cost-effective treatment program.

The system is backed with extensive scientific and clinical evidence, showing significant improvement to patients’ pain and function levels by wearing the device for only 30 to 60 minutes daily.

The AposTherapy® treatment program

4 easy steps

The AposTherapy®
treatment programme

4 easy steps

Covered
by leading
insurance
companies

To address the challenges related to musculoskeletal pathologies there is an ever-growing need for innovative, cost-efficient and effective treatments and medical devices.

Having treated over 70,000 people worldwide, AposTherapy® is available in the US and is covered by several leading insurers including:

  • Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • CareOne Employees

    Insurance through Aetna

  • Cowen Employees

    Insurance through Collective Health

  • HealthFirst Medicaid Plans
  • HealthFirst Medicare Advantage Plans
  • Healthcare Partners IPA
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage
  • Touro College Employees

    Insurance through United Healthcare

AposTherapy® is an innovative medical treatment for people suffering from lower limb or low back[NT1] pain and loss of function. The treatment is mainly relevant for conditions that are attributable to musculoskeletal disorders. AposTherapy® is non-surgical and non-pharmaceutical, FDA-cleared and CE registered. It combines pain reduction with improved function and muscular control of the joints, both of which lead to an improvement in quality of life.
AposTherapy® is comprised of three integrated components: the AposTherapy® device, treatment that is performed during normal daily activities and the AposTherapy® clinical pathway. These are discussed in the next three Q&A’s.
Pain reduction occurs, in most cases, immediately upon wearing the bespoke AposTherapy® device. The treatment is based on performing simple daily activities with the AposTherapy® device which is individually calibrated for each patient based on a thorough initial clinical evaluation conducted by an AposTherapy® Trained Clinician (ATC). The treatment can take place anytime, at home or in the office, as part of one’s daily activities, according to patient preferences and subject to a detailed treatment plan provided by the ATC. The treatment therefore does not interrupt the patients’ daily routine. After a few weeks of using the device at home, patients report reduced pain in daily activities while in regular shoes as well. Patients are then regularly seen for follow-up appointments, where they are re-assessed and monitored. The device’s calibration and the treatment plan may change based on the patient’s progress. This ensures a maximized therapeutic effect.

The AposTherapy® device is personally calibrated for each patient. It consists of two Pertupods, which are convex perturbation units. The Pertupods are mounted on a special shoe-like platform and located below the main weight-bearing areas of the forefoot and heel on each foot. Pertupods are available in two diameters, a variety of convexities and in two levels of hardness for each level of convexity. The Pertupod height can be changed by adding spacers and its weight can be increased by adding a weighted disc. Based on the integration of clinical findings, the results of the computerized gait lab and questionnaires, the gait pattern and the AposTherapy® methodology, the ATC can calibrate the location, weight and convexity of each Pertupod. The location of the Pertupods changes the load distribution along the kinematic chain by changing the location of the center of pressure (COP). This changes the location of the ground reaction force in relation to the various joints, resulting in an altered load distribution within the joints and a subsequent pain reduction. Simultaneously, the convexity of the Pertupods challenges the muscular control to create an improved muscular pattern within various daily tasks.

According to the individual treatment plan, patients use the device during daily indoor activities allowing the improved muscular control to be instilled.
What stems from the above is that the device is a powerful driver of motor learning because it allows patients to perform thousands of repetitions of the improved pattern of neuromuscular control, within the patient’s environment and during daily activities which patients would normally find difficult and painful.

Examples of the long-lasting long-term effects of the device can be seen in this video.

This video explains how the treatment works for knee pathologies.

Do you have questions about AposTherapy®?

Our providers network

The network of AposTherapy® clinicians – selected private physical therapy and orthopaedic practices that have qualified to deliver AposTherapy® – can offer AposTherapy® to their customers as an integrated part of their offerings, thus enhancing patient outcomes, retention and satisfaction, as well as helping to differentiate their practices.

Give your patients a new lease on life

AposTherapy® is available through our network of partner clinics.

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